June 12, 2009

Roost – Searching for Your Dream Home


Searching for a new home can be a stressful and time-consuming experience. Thankfully, sites like Roost exist, making the process a bit easier for everyone involved. Whether you’re looking for a new family home, a condo, or a mansion by the sea, Roost is a great way to find what you’re looking for without the added hassle of endless searching.

Using Roost is pretty simple. They offer comprehensive real estate listings and an easy-to-use search function. What’s great about Roost is that they feature more than 45 different real estate markets, making them one of the most comprehensive real estate search engines around. Best of all, there’s no sign-up required and the listings are in-depth and accurate.

The basic features of Roost are enough of a selling point: the search function allows you to input your city and modify the price range, bed and bath. You can also save your searches and even enter a custom price range. There are also more advanced features, like the “Expand the Map” function, which allows you to see your location in detail—a great addition to an already useful site.

Practical Uses:

  • Find an affordable family home near your child’s school
  • Search for your dream home on the lake
  • Retire easily, finding an affordable condo

Insider Tips:

  • Enter a custom price range for advanced searching
  • Zone in on your location using “Expand the Map”
  • Save your searches and come back to them later

What we liked:

  • No sign-up required
  • Search widget allows you to set standards for bed, bath and pricing
  • Features more than 45 different markets

What we didn’t like:

  • Some locals aren’t yet listed on the site
  • Occasional problems with search function


Company Info:

  • Launched: 2007
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: San Fransisco, CA
  • Founded by: Alex Chang and Alex Lange
  • Web site:


  • Free

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